ERIC Joins in Launching Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs Coalition

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The following statement should be attributed to James Gelfand, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC):

The ERISA Industry Committee is pleased to join the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions in launching Employers’ Prescription for Affordable Drugs (EmployersRx). The coalition will mobilize large employers to drive down drug costs by advocating for policies that will strengthen market forces and increase competition as part of a value-based health care system.

“Employers are doing everything they can to address high drug costs, but Congress must pass durable policies that increase transparency, competition and value in the health care marketplace. EmployersRx will be actively recruiting employers and purchaser coalitions and equipping them with the materials needed to go to the Hill and support legislation that will help drive down drug costs.”

To read the coalition press release visit: EmployersRx.org

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All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC is a national advocacy organization that exclusively represents large employers that provide health, retirement, paid leave, and other benefits to their nationwide workforces. With member companies that are leaders in every sector of the economy, ERIC advocates on the federal, state, and local levels for policies that promote flexibility and uniformity in the administration of their employee benefit plans.